Showing posts with label my wedding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label my wedding. Show all posts

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Knot

Happy Friday! I wanted to end this week with a very big thank you to The Knot Magazine in Chicago for featuring me in their fall/winter edition. I'm so flattered to have been interviewed about bridal style and what inspired my look!

Working on this feature gave me the opportunity to reflect on how special I felt and what a dream it was to wear my dress. In that light, I've decided to pass on the good karma and am open selling my gown to interested brides. Please be in touch for further details via pinktogreen @ gmail dot com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wedding Video

I hope you'll indulge this belated wedding post. I'm overjoyed with the way our video turned out and wanted to share! If your not familiar with the story, we renewed our wedding vows this summer after returning home from living abroad; I was literally in tears as I watched this and relived our day of celebration with family and friends.
We used Hitched on Film which is affiliated with Well Spun Wedding Films; Hitched is a more affordable option, but they delivered the artistic feel we were looking for. If you like the super 8 style, I would highly recommend working with this company!
Some brides curtail looking at weddings related sites after they say "I do"-- not me, I still love to browse. I get so much inspiration and would absolutely love to help plan events in the future. Do any of you have suggestions of sites I should check out?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thank You Style Me Pretty

A huge, big, gigantic thank you goes to the girls at Style Me Pretty for featuring our wedding yesterday. I am beyond flattered to have our event on the site where I garnered so much inspiration. I nearly fell out of my seat yesterday when I saw them posted!
Check it out (and leave a comment, if you can!) here: Part I, Part II

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Olivia Leigh Photographie Photos

You all have warmed my heart so much with your sweet comments! It was a joy to come back and read so many nice things about the first picture I posted; thank you very, very much.

Olivia has posted more pictures and a slide show on her blog and we couldn't be more excited with the way they turned out-- she captured the emotions and details of the day in such a beautiful style.

Below is a preview of the images she posted. To view more and see the slide show, visit Olivia's post here and click on the last image. {I'll admit, I've yet to watch it without getting a little teary}
Hope you enjoy! xx

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Time to Party, join in!

Thanks to the wonders of blogger, I was able to write this post in advance. My hope is that when this goes live, I will resemble the image above- giddy with delight, mimosa in hand, gabbing with my nearest and dearest and getting my hair done for the big event!
A heartfelt thank you to readers of Pink to Green for your warmhearted comments on all of my wedding posts; I am so happy that I could share the details with you. Although you are not official guests, I wanted you to make sure you got a piece of the action. Please enjoy the following compilation of tunes that we will be giving out as a favor. This iMix is a collection of our favorite New Zealand music that we hope will bring a smile to your face as it does ours!!

{image via Absolutely Beautiful Things }

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Ensemble

The colors and feel of this wedding are very appealing to me; I especially like the bridesmaid dresses. Although eclectic, there is continuity in the vibrancy of the palate that really drew me in. Therefore, I’ve invited my best mates [read: a nod to NZ and a non-traditional name for my bridal party] to choose a dress of their preference in this color palate.

My hope is that each of the ladies feels beautiful on the day and that they will want to wear the dress again!

*my dress to be revealed next week!

Eco Elements:
-Bridesmaids choosing their own dress/color means a higher chance they will wear again
- Once Wed is a fantastic resource for sample and lightly worn gowns
- Two of my favoite eco-friendly wedding dress designers: Morgan Boszilkov, Sarah Seven

{Images: Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty and flowers via Olivet }

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flowers and Decor

As the title of this blog suggests, I love both the girly and the green. I used those sentiments as a guide when choosing the decor elements of our celebration.
To compliment our venue and capture our personal style, we are aiming to create a party that feels organically elegant. These are photos I used as inspiration:

{imgaes clockwise from top: style me pretty, style me pretty, the knot, jose villa}

For our flowers, I'm drawn to a mix of formal and informal blooms and loose arangements so these are the photos I sent to the florist as inspiration:

{images clockwise from top: saipua , the knot, the knot , martha stewart weddings }

Eco Elements:

  • We sourced vintage mason jars and medicine bottles from flea markets and antique stores which will hold our centerpieces (etsy and ebay are also great resources)
  • Where possible, I asked my florist to use local and seasonal flowers.
  • We are mixing aromatic herbs into flower arrangements, bouquets and decor
  • We are planning to repurpose or recycle our decor elements; Vintage Glam Flea Market, Recycle Your Wedding, Bride to Bride Boutique and Bravo Bride all offer ways to buy and sell to other brides. This is a perfect way to give a second life to the 100 votives you used at the reception or the aisle runner you can't use again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I get excited about paper like some girls get excited for shoes. This being said, I was more than enthusiastic about the stationary selections for our re-wedding. Remember this post? Well, I’m happy to unveil our invitation choice, The Walden by Bella Figura. In addition to their outstanding environmental initiatives, Bella Figura has beautiful products and great customer service. The oak tree icon which embellishes the suit is a perfect match for our venue and its environmental values. (Does the tree icon look familiar? Hint, check out the new header!)

Paper products are an exciting element of planning a wedding, but they can also be one of the most non-environmentally-friendly aspects. Being mindful of our eco-cred, we strove to make green choices without sacrificing style.

Eco Elements:
· Skip Paper Save-the-Dates: This is an easy way to cut down on the paper used at your wedding. We created a custom email template with a personal photo and save-the-date information and then emailed our guests. There are numerous ways to make creative, personal and stylish email save-the-dates these days and we felt this was one easy area to forgo paper. For some great examples, look here.
· Reply post card: A reply post card is a cute and easy way to save paper by eliminating the extra envelope; as an added bonus this makes the invitation weigh less which also means less postage is needed
· Wedding Website: In addition to serving as a useful tool for your guests and wedding party, the website is a great way to save on paper. Instead of including accommodation, transportation and activity information in our invitation, we invited our guests to visit our website in order to get that info.
· Create Double Duty Items: If we are using paper, I tried to make it work double duty. For example, our favors also double as our escort cards. Get creative!
· Print on Recycled Paper: Programs, menus and table numbers all add up so we made sure to use environmentally friendly paper to print these items. It is so easy to do now, especially since Paper Source has a huge selection of great products that have eco-cred. Additionally, for rehearsal dinner, shower and thank-you cards, Wedding Paper Diva’s can’t be beat. They have a huge selection and they print on recycled paper. (This is also a great option for baby showers and bachelorette party invites)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


When you blend the romance of a Jane Austen novel's countryside garden and a world class research facility for the preservation of trees you get the Morton Arboretum. Growing up, I enjoyed this outdoor museum as a playground and later for its beauty. Now, I also value its important environmental contributions and educational facilities.
We are so excited to host friends and family at this incredible location for our ceremony and reception!
{images 1 , 2 , 3 }

Monday, August 24, 2009

Long Story Short

Here's the story. About two years ago, we got engaged on a beautiful beach in Aruba.

A few weeks later, Mat and I exchanged vows in front of our parents and siblings. (yes, we put something together that quickly!)

A few more weeks later, we set out on an incredible adventure; we moved to New Zealand to spend the first 20 months of our married life as expats.

Now, we are back in the states, and on the 29th of August, we have planned a renewal of vows and reception to officially celebrate our marriage with family and friends! I couldn't be more excited for this special day; we have been looking forward to it for nearly 2 years!

I gleamed so much inspiration and enjoyment from planning our "re-wedding" and am excited to share some of the details with you. I worked hard to incorporate environmentally friendly elements into our celebration and hope that whether you are planning a party, a wedding or just enjoy that sort of thing, you'll follow along for the next week while I spill the details and share helpful resources for doing the same.

Also, a special thank you goes out to my husband. Without his adventurous spirit and encouragement our experience abroad would never have happened; I'm so grateful.